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Renewable Energy

International Perspectives on Sustainability

Editors: Kurochkin, Dmitry, Shabliy, Elena, Shittu, Ekundayo (Eds.)

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  • Bringing together leading researchers in the field of renewable energy
  • Reviews the development of the renewable energy industry globally
  • Discusses current trends and changes in several key nations 
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This book bringing together leading researchers in the field of renewable energy to discuss sustainability on a broad scale and to examine the status quo of renewable energy industry development in a global context. The volume starts with the European Union, then reviews current trends in the United States as well as the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America. It moves on to analyze the German transition to one hundred percent renewable energy economy and energy systems (Energiewende) with a climate protection plan and sustainable economic development; and continues on to examine the determinants of the adoption of sustainable solutions in Finland and discuss the renewable energy agenda in the European Union with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at its core. 
Climate change has become one of the main global drivers for policy and this book discusses both it’s over all global development as well as spotlighting localized progress across multiple continents. Over one hundred and fifty countries have developing sustainable energy policies, tax incentives, and laws. China remains the leader in renewable energy generation; and countries including the United States, the UK, India, Spain, and Turkey, compete in the Renewable Energy Sector to attract investments. In 2018, global investments in renewables exceeded $200 billion. The state of Bahia in Brazil has been experiencing a surge in wind energy production; and public policy has had a positive effect on that expansion. Kazakhstan is a country with great renewable energy prospects, particularly in wind, hydropower plants, and solar energy. This book is a comprehensive overview and invaluable reference for all those in the renewable energy sector.

About the authors

Dmitry Kurochkin is a senior research analyst at Harvard University, USA.
Elena V. Shabliy is a visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, USA.
Ekundayo Shittu is Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at George Washington University, and a Research Affiliate at George Washington University Solar Institute, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Economic and Political Foundations of Effective Transition to Renewable Energy: Ordoliberalism, Polanyi, and Cities as Hubs for Climate Leadership and Innovation

    Pages 3-37

    Lysack, Mishka

  • Interplay Between Economics and Environment: Determinants of Sustainable Solutions

    Pages 39-61

    Rantala, Tero (et al.)

  • Renewable Energy Strategies for Sustainable Development in the European Union

    Pages 63-87

    Uğurlu, Erginbay

  • Energy Transition and Social Movements: The Rise of a Community Choice Movement in California

    Pages 91-129

    Smith, Ida Dokk

  • Wind Energy and Policy in Brazil: An Assessment of the State of Bahia

    Pages 131-155

    Nascimento, Lucigleide Nery

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14207-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14206-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Sustainability
Editors
  • Dmitry Kurochkin
  • Elena Shabliy
  • Ekundayo Shittu
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14207-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14207-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14206-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 257
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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